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to be real -- the change house to be real. i think president assad has to respond to this aspiration of his people rather than resisting it. >> for more on that resistance, i spoke with the u.s. state department's formal -- former special advisor now out the atlantic council's career center for the middle east. thank you for coming in. believe me, they are trying to be diplomatic. it is time for assad to go, but is he making any push to go? >> i think is going to be very difficult for him to be -- to make progress in light of what president assad had to say a few days ago in the damascus opera house. i think that mr. beldini -- mr. bohimi at this point is placing an emphasis on getting support from americans and others. the transitional government of national unity, so to speak, that the united states and russia would try to then sell to the u.n. security council. >> is there any indication that moscow is prepared, or moving toward the decision of putting its eggs in assad's basket is not the thing to do? are you seeing any shift in russia's position? >> i do not detect a shift in the posit
. president bashar al assad has refused to negotiate. assad addressed his supporters on sunday. he proposed a new constitution and a national referendum to approve it. he branded his opponents puppets of the west. brahimi met with assad last month telling the bbc the president's proposals are no different from ones he's put forward before. >> i think that what people are saying is that family ruling for 40 years is a little bit wrong. so the change has to be real. >> opposition leaders welcomed the remarks. brahimi is set to meet with russian diplomats with close ties to the assad government on friday. >>> rebel commanders have freed dozens of iranians in a prison exchange or prisoner exchange deal with the syrian government. the assad regime agreed to release more than 2,000 captives in return. it's the largest prisoner swap since the uprising against assad's government began nearly two years ago. iran's state-run media said 48 iranians held for five months arrived at a damascus hotel after their release. opposition fighters seized the iranians near the city in august and initially threat
with state republicans saying they won't stand in its way. al-assad governor cuomo's beach, an estimated crowd of over 1000 people gathered for protest urging him to reject the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. cuomo faces a major decision next month when a state moratorium on fracking is set to expire. the demonstrators included legendary folk singer and upstate new york piece singer, who led the crowd and a rendition of the folk classic, "this land is your land." from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters this land was made for you and me ♪ this land is your land this land is my land from california to the new york islands from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters this plan was made for you and me ♪ >> pc your joining about 1000 people singing "this land is your land." secretary labor hilda solis has announced resignation at a president obama's second term beginning later this month. she is the first latina had a federal agency and known for her public support of unions, pushing measures including the employee free choice act, which would h
. the prisoner exchange took place just days after assad promised to continue fighting the rebels. it is seen as an indication that the syrian government is willing to negotiate with the rebels, despite public declarations of the contrary. >> in mali, there are fears that violence could escalate. rebel fighters have told al jazeera they took prisoners and a resident reports hearing heavy weapons firing. the army sent reinforcements to the area to push back rebel groups who already control over two-thirds of the country. violence in kenya has killed at least eight people in a troubled region. more than 100 farmers were armed with machetes, guns, and bows and arrows. police are investigating politicians and business leaders in the area for any suspected role they may have played in the attack. the incident happened despite the deployment of over 1000 security forces in the region. talks have begun for a solution to the crisis in gabon. there is little sign that either side is ready to make a deal. >> their leaders are talking peace, while on the ground, the rebels are in position, ready to cont
concerned about what would happen to syria's chemical weapons if the dictator bashar al-assad is overthrown. panetta said there are no plans to send u.s. troops into the civil war there that has killed 60,000 so far. he said the u.s. has been talking to syria's neighbors including israel about how to keep those weapons out of the hands of terrorists. syria's civil war began as a popular uprising. the u.n. says more than 600,000 refugees have fled. many have gone to tur dee-- turkey an clarissa ward is there. >> reporter: this may look like a basement storefront, but hidden inside is a school for 500 children, all of them refugees from syria's civil war. we visited an english class. >> hello. >> hello! >> reporter: where we met 13-year-old omar. >> where are you from, omar? >> i'm from aleppo. >> from aleppo. >> yes. >> reporter: aleppo, syria's largest city has been pounded for months by the syrian air force. whole neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble. when the fighting 2k3w09 too close, omar and his family fled across the border to turkey. >> why did you come here? >> because bashar a
forced him to leave his home. his wife will not return to syria unless president bashar al-assad is gone. >> i don't think we will go back if he remains in public. he used all kinds of weapons against the people. he became like a bloody monster. we cannot go back to live under his mercy. >> do you and repeat the agency is finding it difficult to deal with the growing number of refugees. about 30,000 syrian refugees live in this camp. that number is increasing on a daily basis. un is the items like blankets and heaters, but in cold weather conditions like this, it is not enough. unhcr sent thousands of a waterproof tent. it then it constructs a concrete foundation, latrines, and kitchen. >> it is always went to emergency situation. when you have refugees on going, when you have increased numbers -- 15 per cent average on august jumping to 500 and even more, it needs immediate response. >> despite the hardship, these refugees are considered to be lucky. their hosts are also ethnic kurds to give them residency permits. refugees are allowed to move freely and work in the kurdish region. many
is inspiring, he raised his voice from deep inside syria, raised his voice against the repeated lies, by assad. he defied the dictator, insisting on using his own names in interviews, talking about the crimes the regime has committed. he has done this knowing full well that the regime that has tortured and killed so many, could simply choose to do away with him. he insisted we broadcast his name. >> when i chant, i want freedom, i can hear my voice for the first time in my life. now, how can i give up this, even if it costs me my life? >> imagine that, a grown adult hearing his voice for the first time. well, three weeks ago, syrian secret police arrested him and his brother. today, we got great news, we learned he was freed. he became seriously ill during his detention, close to death and was not given medical treatment. he is with his family tonight in syria. his brother is in custody, and zedun and his family fear for his safety. you can go to a facebook page the family set up to get the latest on his brother's condition, to find out how to try to help secure his release. a relative says th
ahmedinejad, syria's embattled bashar al- assad and he formed an especially close bond with cuban presidents fidel, and raul castro. while relishing his role rallying the latin american left against u.s. led free trade and anti-terrorism efforts, chavez had an opponent he couldn't beat in cancer. he bore his sufferings in public, talking about his treatment, showing the effects of radiation and chemotherapy. then after treatments in cuba, he would pronounce himself cleared of cancer, and ready to return to the country's business. >> free, i am totally free. >> reporter: during last year's campaign, he didn't disclose specifics about the nature, location, or severity of the cancers. >> ( translated ): i'm leaving, but the high political authority, although i will not hand it over, i will delegate it and it is in good hands. here is nicolas maduro and all of the political cabinet of the republic. >> reporter: after he left the government in the hands of his hand-picked number two, chavez' treatment and condition remained shrouded in secrecy. >> ( translated ): the president is carrying out his
- assad. it was unclear how many of the syrian political prisoners were freed today. opposition groups said there are tens of thousands being held. the middle east struggled today with its worst january storm in 30 years. at least a foot of snow fell in jordan, blocking roads in amman and cutting off remote villages. that followed days of heavy rain in lebanon that touched off severe flooding. the rain, wind and nighttime dips below freezing were especially hard on thousands of syrian refugees living in tent camps and homemade shelters. in china, the ruling communist party resolved a censorship dispute with an influential newspaper. staffers with "southern weekly" in guangzhou said today officials will no longer directly censor content before publication. other controls will stay in place. protests erupted after censors rewrote a new year's editorial that called for political reform. the washington national cathedral will begin performing same-sex marriages. the cathedral announced the decision today as part of an effort to build a more inclusive community. the 106-year-old cathedral i
for the rest of your life. what are we asking them to do? assad is not giving up. >> first of all, chris, it's not up to us. we can express our opinion. this is part of this problem that it's somehow america's capability and responsibility to resolve these things. look, i wish that we could go into a lot of these places and make things work well. i wish we could bring democracy and peace but i wish i could eat more and not gain weight and i have found that when i act in unrealistic wishes, the results are not so good. the answer is we can voice our opinion. i guess what we ought to encourage ask a deal whereby people like that who are in power can leave, not because they're good people but because the alternative is them fighting to stay, but my basic point is that in any case, we vont got a lot to say about it. and you have this notion -- well, look, here is my disagreement with president obama on this one issue because i think he does an extraordinarily good job and i'm very supportive. he says america is the indispensable nation. by which they mean we have to be everywhere there's trouble
ahmedinejad syria's embattled bashar al- assad and he formed an especially close bond with cuban presidents fidel, and raul castro. while relishing his role rallying the latin american left against u.s. led free trade and anti-terrorism efforts, chavez had an opponent he couldn't beat in cancer. he bore his sufferings in public, talking about his treatment, showing the effects of radiation and chemotherapy. then after treatments in cuba, he would pronounce himself cleared of cancer, and ready to return to the country's business. >> free, i am totally free. >> reporter: during last year's campaign, he didn't disclose specifics about the nature, location, or severity of the cancers. >> ( translated ): i'm leaving, but the high political authority, although i will not hand it over, i will delegate it and it is in good hands. here is nicolas maduro and all of the political cabinet of the republic. >> reporter: after he left the government in the hands of his hand-picked number two, chavez' treatment and condition remained shrouded in secrecy. >> ( translated ): the president is carrying out
to be focused on, assuming bashar al-assad comes down, i think there is a likelihood that could happen, how do we concern -- what do we do to deal with that situation? that is a discussion we are having, not only with the israelis but other countries in the region, to try to look at what steps need to be taken in order to make sure these things are secured and they do not wind up in the wrong hands. i think the greater concern right now, what steps does the international community take to make sure that when assad comes down, there is a process to make sure we can secure them. that is the bigger challenge right now. we're not talking about ground troops but it depends on what happens in a transition period is very it -- they're a permissive atmosphere? that will tell you a lot. >> we have talked about the czech republic being eager to train the rebels in another country. is that is something you looked at? >> and have a very capable -- we would call it a nuclear element, capability. built over time in collaboration with us. we are in contact with partners who have that capability. we have done
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